National Certificate Bookkeeping Intermediate (NQF4)

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National Certificate Bookkeeping Intermediate (NQF4)

Course Fee: R5,850.00

The Bookkeeping qualification is broken down into 2 subjects, which are entered and examined individually by the ICB. provides a (PoE) Portfolio of Evidence for each subject.

Course content

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

5.Financial Statements (FNST)

Monthly bookkeeping; asset disposal; year-end adjustments; International Financial Reporting Standards for SMMEs; branch accounts; incomplete records; analysis of financial statements; understand cash flow.

6.Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)

Basic cost and management accounts; prepare manufacturing accounts; costing and budgeting.

Additional information


Once off full payment, 4 months, 6 months

Registration Fee

R 3000 (included in the course fee)

How to study this programme

The Institute of Business Management – IBM is your training provider while the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) is the examining body. You first have to enroll with the Institute of Business Management – IBM, select an exam date and enter an exam for each module. When you enter for your exam, you receive a digital PoE (Portfolio of Evidence) with all the tests and assignments.  Your study material will be couriered to you included in the course fee. For the National Certificate of Bookkeeping Intermediate level you receive 2 learner guides and 2 PoE’s and you enter and write 4 exams.

This PoE includes 3 assignments and 2 tests and is completed by the student during their study phase. Each PoE is submitted and assessed together with a final exam.

Once a student has passed all subjects in a qualification, the qualification is awarded by the ICB and FASSET.

Learner Assistance

You will be assigned a learner assistant that will help you throughout the course of your studies. Learner assistants may be contacted by email or telephone.

Read more about the ICB, fees, and assessment information by following this link: ICB information

Professional Designation

Senior Bookkeeper, Junior Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Financial Services Officer, Credit Controller, Business Analyst


6 Months


  • NQF Level 4
  • ICB & QCTO Certification
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 58376
  • Credits: 130
  • Subjects: 2
  • 3 Assignments and 2 Tests per subject

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-4) – i.e. hold the National Certificate: Bookkeeping Foundation NQF3

Course Fee Breakdown

The course fee per subject includes textbooks and delivery, but does not include the exam fee or the annual ICB registration fee. Please see the table below for the total course fee breakdown:

Per Subject Total
Course Fee 2 subjects R2 925 R5 850
Exam Fee 2 subjects R 675 R1 410
ICB Annual Registration Fee N/A R 360
Total R7 610

Installment Payment Options

Study material can be downloaded immediately once the Registration Fee has been paid as the first installment payment. On the Enrolment Form a payment option can be selected as from below. Installment payment is open to all and no credit checks will be done. Installment payment facilities will only be granted for collection by bank debit order.

4 Months 6 Months
R1 160 p/m R803 p/m
Reg Fee R1 500 Reg Fee R1 500